Monday, September 10, 2012

Chilli garlic mushrooms

We've had a really rainy weekend in Ahmedabad. Its cooled down a lot and for a change I am not complaining about the weather here.
We love our Indianised Chinese food and I miss the quick service home deliveries that we had back in Bangalore. There aren't too many Chinese restaurants here and the few that are there, are terribly crowded over the weekend

noodles and chilli garlic mushrooms

I had this packet of Waitrose brand of noodles that I picked from a Hypercity store here. It costs 3 times more than the regular ones I buy, but they are so so good !
The ones that I usually buy are a little thicker and there's always that chance of it getting overcooked and sticky. But these were really good - needed to just drop them in hot water for 3-4 minutes and they were done. Not thick, not sticky, just fail-proof perfect noodles.

chilli garlic mushrooms

For the noodles, I stir fried some onions, broccoli and baby corn in some garlic and ginger. Added a little vinegar, soy sauce, some salt and pepper and they were done.
Kept the noodles simple and made this really nice chilli garlic mushrooms to go with it

Chilli garlic mushrooms

What you need -

15 button mushrooms
1 large onion
3-4 cloves garlic
1/2" piece ginger
2 dry red chillies
1 green chilli
1 tbsp dark soy sauce
1 tsp oyster sauce (optional)
1 tsp vinegar
salt and crushed pepper
spring onions for garnish

What you do with it -

Scrub and wash the mushrooms. Cut in quarters
In a small bowl, add half a tsp of soy sauce, 1 garlic crushed, salt and pepper
Pour this over the mushrooms and set aside
Chop the onions in to large quarters and separate the layers
Clean and chop the green part of the spring onions
Chop the remaining garlic and ginger into tiny pieces
In a wok, heat a little sesame oil and saute the mushrooms. Don't let it overcook, it should remain firm
Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside on a paper towel
Break the red chillies into two halves and deseed them
Slit the green chilli lengthwise
In the same oil, add the red chillies and the green chilli
Add the ginger and garlic and stir, so they don't burn
Add the onion and then the vinegar and soy sauce
Add the mushrooms and adjust the salt and pepper to taste
If you like it dry, take it off at this stage
If you want it with with some sauce, add a tsp of cornflour in water and mix well and pour over this
Allow to thicken a little, adjusting the water and seasoning
Take it off the heat and serve immediately with the noodles

9 comments:

Gauri said...

Even before I read the post I could not take eyes off that pic :)
Is that a stole / dupatta its so pretty love that delicate material, next the chopsticks - I want!!
I have always used ching's for my Indo Chinese recipes and they come out great.. have not tried Waitrose yet!
Nice post and I am so happy its cooler in Ahmedabad!

Divya Pramil said...

Yummilicious :) Loved the combo yum!!
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Priti S said...

yum yum this looks delish ...wonderful combo and the bowls are very cute

Vijayalakshmi Dharmaraj said...

sounds interesting...
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Nagalakshmi V said...

that looks great arch! i need to cook more with mushrooms, been a while!

M D said...

That Garlic mushrooms look so yum! Delicious

Veena Theagarajan said...

So nice .. good way to enjoy mushroom

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kankana said...

Great indo Chinese dish, making me drool!

Prathima Rao said...

Cant stop staring at the pics and drooling..literally!! Fantastic click..Loved the setting... :)
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